Namassej in Bangladesh


Population
3,272,000
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction

Some Namasudra own land and are engaged in cultivation, but a large number are daily-wage workers. Rickshaw-pulling, poultry farming and goat-rearing are secondary occupations. They profess Hinduism, and worship Lakshmi and Parameshwar. Their literacy rate, according to the 1981 census, is 29%.


Ministry Obstacles

The effective literacy rate may well be less than 29%. If the Gospel of Christ comes to them only in printed form the literacy rate will be a problem.


Outreach Ideas

Oral communication of the good news of Christ may be most appropriate. Stories from Scripture, Gospel radio, films, and recordings will all be useful.


Pray for the Followers of Christ

There are a few people in the Namasudra community who identify themselves as Christians. Pray they will come to truly trust in Christ, and follow him obediently. Pray they understand that to be a Christian means more than cultural identification.


Pray for the Entire People Group

Pray the Namasudra community will make schooling a priority for their children, and will be able to care adequately for their families. Pray for health care, clean water, and sufficient food.


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

Prayer / Resource Links:
Global Prayer Digest: 2009-10-02
People Name General Namassej
People Name in Country Namassej
Population in Bangladesh 3,272,000
World Population 8,352,200
Total Countries 4
Indigenous Yes
Unreached Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 66 to 71
Progress Scale 1
Alternate Names Canana, Chanao, Chandal, Chandel, Chanral, Chattri, Khanda-Khatriya, Nama, Namassut, Namasud, Namo, Verhudti, नमास्सेज
People ID 17756
ROP3 Code 113215
Country Bangladesh
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 26  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file 7
Largest States
Dhaka
(1,384,000)
Khulna
(737,000)
Barisal
(518,000)
Chittagong
(255,000)
Sylhet
(170,000)
Rajshahi
(153,000)
Rangpur
(56,000)
Specialized Website South Asia Peoples
Country Bangladesh
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 26  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 7
  Dhaka (1,384,000)
  Khulna (737,000)
  Barisal (518,000)
  Chittagong (255,000)
  Sylhet (170,000)
  Rajshahi (153,000)
  Rangpur (56,000)
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Bengali (2,786,000 speakers)
Language Code ben   Ethnologue Listing
Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 6
Secondary Languages
Sylheti
(125,000)
Chittagonian
(12,000)
Bishnupriya
(5,100)
Assamese
(2,100)
Kok Borok
(1,600)
People Groups Speaking Bengali
Primary Language Bengali (2,786,000 speakers)
Language Code ben   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 6
Secondary Languages
  Sylheti (125,000)
  Chittagonian (12,000)
  Bishnupriya (5,100)
  Assamese (2,100)
  Kok Borok (1,600)
People Groups Speaking Bengali

Primary Language:  Bengali

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes   (1800-1980)
Bible-New Testament Yes   (1801-1984)
Bible-Complete Yes   (1809-2000)
Bible-NT Audio Online
Bible-NT Text Online
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
Forum of Bible Agencies
Gospel Go
World Bible Finder
World Bibles
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio Recordings Bengali Bible stories
Audio Recordings Online New Testament - Bangla Version (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Online New Testament - Mussolmani Version (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Online New Testament- Common Version (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Online Scripture (Talking Bibles)
Audio Recordings Oral Bible stories in Bengali
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Following Jesus (India, JF Project)
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video I Am Guilty (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Bengali
Film / Video Magdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video My Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
Film / Video Rivka (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
Film / Video The Burning Heart (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video The Prophets Story (Indigitube.tv)
General Bible Visuals
General Four Spiritual Laws
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical Unknown)
0.51 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
99.49 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
Unknown
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Photo Source Create International   Copyrighted ©   Used with permission
Map Source Omid / Joshua Project / Global Mapping Intl  
Profile Source Joshua Project  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more
Religion Values * From Bangladesh census data.  Current values may differ.


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